11 Nov 2013

First ODI in Sri Lanka washed out

12:19 pm on 11 November 2013

The first one day cricket international between Sri Lanka and New Zealand in Hambantota has been washed out.

Black Caps captain Kyle Mills, who won the toss and elected to field, gave the tourists a flying start when he trapped opener Dimuth Karunaratne leg-before with the first delivery of the innings.

Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara and Angelo Mathews hit half-centuries as Sri Lanka scored 288 for 9.

New Zealand were 13 for one when rained forced the players from the field.

The second match of the three-match series is at the same venue on Tuesday night.